Gone into a local business recently and had exceptional service? Know of a business that goes above and beyond to help local community groups? Know of a community organization that does great work behind the scenes and should be acknowledged? Nominate them all for the upcoming Business Excellence Awards.
“Nominate the trailblazers of our business community,” encourages Chamber President Elyssa Lockhart. “They deserve acknowledgment for their dedications, innovations and contributions to the local, regional, and international business community. Award recipients represent the top executives, business leaders, thinkers, and strategists in our community. Their superior efforts encourage the sense that Mission supports, engages, and produces world class talent, innovative products, dynamic companies, and high quality opportunities for employment.”
Businesses can be nominated in the following categories:
Business of the Year (15+ employees)
Nominate a business that best exhibits excellence. The business will have a strong history in the community, continued growth and innovative strategies, as well as market leadership in its sector.
Business of the Year (1-15 employees)
Nominate an organization that best exhibits excellence in small business. The business will have contributed to the growth of the community through their products, services, and customer service. Nominations will be judged on the benefit brought to the community from this business.
Business Leader of the Year
Honour an individual business person that has been a leader in moving Mission forward and has been responsible for improvements to the community; someone who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit, quality workmanship, professional mannerism and exemplary customer service to the fellow business members and to the community.
Customer Experience Award
Celebrate the best in customer service, customer retention, and customer relationship management. The award will go to the company that can demonstrate that it is truly “customer-focused.”
Home Based Business Award
Honour a licensed, home-operated business where the proprietor has achieved consistent success and conducts their business with professionalism, integrity and a strong focus on customer services.
Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
Recognize a business that shows achievement in some or all of the following: new or innovative products or service, or manufacturing technique, job creation, growth potential and / or market served.
Non-Profit of the Year Award
Nominate an organization making a significant difference in our local community. An organization that collaborates with other community organizations and strategies to implement creative solutions to community challenges.
Retail Excellence Award (new for 2012)
Nominate a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the retail sector. The recipient is a Mission retail leader with evidence of sustainable growth, commercial success and community involvement.
Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 15 and there is no limit to how many businesses you can nominate. Chamber membership is not required. An impartial judging committee of peers will review the submissions and interview each nominee to determine those that stand above in each category.
To nominate a business, visit www.missionchamber.bc.ca and click on the Nominate button. Fill out the form indicating the business and relevant award, providing a short synopsis of why you consider them worthy of the award. Or drop by the Visitor Centre and pick up a form today.
The centre is located at 34033 Lougheed Hwy.